Wellness Educator University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05370
Geffen Academy faculty approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy teachers seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.
Job Summary: In 2020-2021, the Wellness Educator will be responsible for contributing to the design of an instructional program to promote students' physical and emotional well-being. In addition to creating wellness lessons, the Wellness Educator will devise programs to inculcate healthy behaviors in students' normal routines.
As a leader during the early years of Geffen Academy at UCLA, the Wellness Educator will need to possess teaching and entrepreneurial skills. Geffen Academy at UCLA will embrace questioning of traditional structures in secondary education. It will emphasize student inquiry in the learning process and the teachers will expect student-generated questions that respectfully and intelligently question protocols.
Core Functions & Duties:
Collaborate with the Wellness Director and other educators in creation of an Academy wellness program that meets the need and interests of the Academy's students
Develop, organize, implement, and evaluate appropriate program of wellness lessons in accordance with the stages of human development
Collaborate with relevant UCLA faculty and staff in devising programs that enable the Academy's students to take advantage of the Academy's relationship with a research university operating at the cutting edge of knowledge creation
Prepare and analyze a new student wellness assessment program that is guided by the most recent and convincing research and the expressed interests of prospective students and their families
Evaluate and choose books, digital materials, experiential opportunities and other academic resources
Provide safety instruction to students and establish standards of safe student behavior
Cultivate in each student an understanding of and commitment to health education and personal hygiene
Communicate any concerns with student health, conduct or learning problems with parents and the administration
Represent Geffen Academy's wellness program at parent evenings, recruitment events and conferences
Coordinate the wellness aspects of interdisciplinary instructional programs and student exchange programs
Serve as an advisor in the school's advisory program
Adhere to Geffen Academy and the University of California applicable policies, procedures, and established protocols. Read and adhere to the school norms, protocols and requirements as outlined in the school Handbooks
Required Knowledge and Abilities (SKACs):
A Master's degree in public health, psychology, physiology, or a related field is preferred
A successful track record working with secondary school students and teaching social emotional learning lessons
A clear understanding and embrace of Geffen Academy's mission, vision and values
Mastery of health and wellness pedagogy
An excellent record of establishing and maintaining safety in a secondary school setting
Strong background in secondary education with a clear understanding and embrace of Geffen Academy's mission, vision, and values
A record of outstanding success as a secondary education
A joyful embrace of teaching and coaching
The ability to think and act strategically combined with a strong commitment to providing an excellent experience for each student
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills to articulate and explain instructional issues to colleagues, students, and families
Must be self-directed and able to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks subject to frequent interruption
Must be capable of developing and sustaining close, effective working relationships with colleagues in the department and from other parts of UCLA and of the Academy staff on matters of interdisciplinary and institutional concern
Apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05370 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.